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Catalog Number

CAS 2012-0003-0012   CAS 2012-0003-0012; Jar
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Jar
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Community: Cow Springs
Maker's Name Alice Adson
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Small round jar with flat base, rounded undersides that flare outward to just below mid-level height, then rise vertically toward rim and flare out slightly just below rim; Interior and exterior are scraped smooth; Decorative band of clay encircles neck of jar below rim and is embellished with short parallel diagonally incised lines; Interior and exterior of jar are coated with piñon pine pitch; Jar is unsigned, but artist’s name and $10 is written on small label attached to bottom of jar.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.5, Rim Diam = 12.0, Max Diam = 12.0